EILEEN OF REDSTONE FARM by Alice Lunt

EILEEN OF REDSTONE FARM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Eileen Rogers' father, who was hardly ever at home anyway, finally died, she was rescued from the squalid city homes and dismal orphanages of her previous life and sent out to pasture with her country cousins, the Kennedys. Eileen's adjustment to all her new acquaintances is well handled here. The 12-year-old girl is not at all tough in reaction to her experiences, but she is terribly shy. Her new surroundings place her in contact with the five Kennedy children and their parents, classmates and neighbors -- and they all have distinctive personalities. Less satisfying is Eileen's adaptation to the English farm. Her total enjoyment of the household chores are scarcely compelling. A little more excitement could have been generated, but it's a quietly pleasant portrait of the family and school.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1965